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WoF alert – Vehicle inspector Sun-Jin Kim suspended from issuing WoFs

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The NZ Transport Agency has immediately suspended Glenfield inspecting organisation World Motors and its vehicle inspector Sun-Jin Kim.

During a recent site review by the NZ Transport Agency, an unauthorised staff member was observed inspecting vehicles. Subsequently, Mr Kim has admitted to not using the required equipment to test brakes and lights. He also failed to correctly inspect seat belts.

We are unaware of specific concerns relating to individual vehicles however, due to the concerns around Mr Kim’s inspection practices and there is a strong possibility that some vehicles may have been incorrectly passed. For this reason, we strongly encourage people who have a current Warrant of Fitness issued from World Motors to get their vehicle rechecked.

The NZ Transport Agency will contact around 1556 affected vehicle owners individually as soon as possible to advise them on recheck options. Vouchers will be provided and will be valid for six months from the date of issue.

Note for customers:

The NZ Transport Agency has records of all WoF inspections. Should we have any concerns about the inspection and certification of your vehicle’s WoF we will contact you directly by both phone and letter, using the personal information recorded on the vehicle owner’s file.

If you have moved address or changed contact number in the past year and have not updated this, please do so by phoning the Transport Agency on 0800 108 809.

On our website we have further information about the regulatory compliance review and warrant of fitness information for customers: www.nzta.govt.nz/regulatory-compliance-review

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